Turkey's 44th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival (October 19-28) has unveiled a strong 12-film competition line-up for national feature films.

Four of these will be world premieres, including Handan Ipekci's Hidden Faces, Dersu Yavuz Altun's Murky Waters, Refugee by Reis Celik and Zeynep's Eight Days by Cemal San.

Rounding out the competition are Adam And The Devil by Baris Pirhasan, Bliss by Abdullah Oguz, Semih Kaplanoglu's Egg, Turgut Yasalar's Fog And The Night, Happy New Year - London by Berkun Oya, Janjan by Aydin Sayman, Tayfun Pirselimoglu's RIZA and The Edge Of Heaven by Fatih Akin.

A total of 18 acting and technical awards will be given out to the local feature films category, with another four for local documentaries and short films.

The non-profit Turkish Foundation of Cinema and Audio-Visual Culture (Tursak) took over as organisers in 2005 to revamp the event, which is Turkey 's oldest festival held in the resort town of Antalya by the Mediterranean Sea. Tursak chairman Engin Yigitgil serves as festival president.

The event has since expanded from a national film festival to an international event incorporating the International Eurasia Film Festival and Eurasia Film Market.

This year, Francis Ford Coppola (who will make his first visit to a Turkish film festival for the premiere of his latest film Youth Without Youth) and Emir Kusturica (who will present his Promise Me This and give a concert with his band No Smoking Orchestra) are expected to be on hand to receive an honour award presented by the 3rd International Eurasia Film Festival.